For those who don’t know much about the Lebanese lifestyle, balconies and home terraces play an important role in their ways of living and socializing.
People might live in mansions or in humble homes, in the city or in the mountains, it is on their balconies or terraces that they love to have their morning coffee, to gather for a sobhie or a sahrieh, to receive their guests, to have a quiet evening drink or a not-so-quiet one around a Mezza, and even to work on their laptops or to just watch life unfurling on the streets.
Much happens in these perched outdoors of Lebanese homes.
In the evenings and up to late at night, you can hear the sounds of chitchats, debates, or laughter reverberating through the night to you… wherever you are nearby or not so nearby.
It does make the Lebanese nights vibrant with life. It somehow tells you that, while you are in Lebanon, you are never alone.
And they come in different shapes and designs, these terraces and balconies of Lebanon. From traditional to modern, and from modest to fancy, they all serve the same cultural purpose of the Lebanese lifestyle.
Here are some of our picks of welcoming “home outdoors” worth admiring.
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